Turkey is expected to take delivery of the first shipment of a $2,5bn Russian S-400 Triumph air defence system, defying US pressure.

Washington is threatening Ankara with sanctions over the acquisition of one of the world’s most advanced air defence systems, capable of taking out drones, fighter jets and cruise missiles.

NATO allies are concerned that the system will jeopardise the stealth capacity of the F-35 stealth fighter jet, as Russian military stationed can collect sensitive data about the fifth-generation aircraft. Turkey insists it can protect the security of the F-35 by ensuring that the air defence system is not linked to the broader Nato-integrated defence architecture.

 

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